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post #21 of 27
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good job Doc:thumb:

Thanks.

I've also identified one new problem with my OC. The computer won't wake up from sleep by pressing the space bar. I have to push the power button on the front of the case to wake up the computer. Is this typical? Or is there something I can do to fix that? Thanks.
post #22 of 27
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I changed the case, RAM, and cooler. Current components:

ASUS Crosshair V Formula
AMD Phenom II x4 980 BE
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Corsair H100 Water cooler
G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 2x4GB (8GB)
Sapphire Radeon 6870 Video Card
Samsung 830 - Series MZ-7PC256D/AM 256 GB 2.5 Inch SATA III MLC Internal SSD - C:
Western Digital Velociraptor 600 GB SATA III 10000 RPM 32 MB Cache Hard Drive - D:
ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 12X Blu-ray Internal Burner
Lite On iHDS118-04 DVD-ROM
AFT PRO-57U All-in-one USB 3.0 5.25" Media Card Reader
Corsair 650D case
Thermaltake 1200W power supply
ASUS VE276Q Monitor
Microsoft Sidewinder 4x Keyboard
Razer DeathAdder Mouse.

Back on stock settings for now.
post #23 of 27
Prior to going with a full water loop I wanted to ensure I had my system up and running as well. The H-100 is an excellent closed loop WC solution. For the RAM, 8GB should be good unless you're doing something media heavy (i.e. workstation), I've got 16GB but I'm also heavy into Photoshop as well. The graphics card you have looks good. I think you've got a good thing going here.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.4Ghz NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT  8GB DDR2-667 SDRAM OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA I... 
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Hacked and Slashed Quad-Cooler Halcyon-Twin Style! Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Backtrack 5 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) 
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Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.4Ghz NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT  8GB DDR2-667 SDRAM OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA I... 
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Hacked and Slashed Quad-Cooler Halcyon-Twin Style! Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Backtrack 5 15.4" WXGA (1280x800) 
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post #24 of 27
My current build is very similar, and I'm very happy with it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 Crosshair V Formula Z EVGA GTX 760 SC 2gb EVGA GTX 760 SC 2gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws Crucial M4 128gb Sata3/6gbps SSD WD Caviar 500gb 7200rpm Sata2 HDD Asus DVRW  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling System 3 - 120mm Case fans 3 - 140mm Case Fans Win 7/64 Home Edition 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
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NZXT Sentry-2 Touchscreen Fan Controller 
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AMD FX-8350 Crosshair V Formula Z EVGA GTX 760 SC 2gb EVGA GTX 760 SC 2gb 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G.Skill Ripjaws Crucial M4 128gb Sata3/6gbps SSD WD Caviar 500gb 7200rpm Sata2 HDD Asus DVRW  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling System 3 - 120mm Case fans 3 - 140mm Case Fans Win 7/64 Home Edition 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
Other
NZXT Sentry-2 Touchscreen Fan Controller 
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post #25 of 27
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Prior to going with a full water loop I wanted to ensure I had my system up and running as well. The H-100 is an excellent closed loop WC solution. For the RAM, 8GB should be good unless you're doing something media heavy (i.e. workstation), I've got 16GB but I'm also heavy into Photoshop as well. The graphics card you have looks good. I think you've got a good thing going here.

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Originally Posted by KonaJoe View Post

My current build is very similar, and I'm very happy with it.

Thanks, guys. I have decided to put off overclocking for now. Too many other irons in the proverbial fire. Really, 3.7 GHz is pretty fast, as is. Nothing yet I have run has held me up. When Piledriver comes out, if it is AM3+, I might give it a whirl if it has good reviews.

This reminds me about a question I had. I went with the Phenom II 980BE because BD didn't have the ravest of reviews, and many said that this processor was better overall than what BD has to currently offer. I really have no use for 8 cores, but the FX4170 does have a higher GHz speed. Does anyone thing the FX4170 is better than the Phenom II 980BE? Thubans are too hard to come by.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by halcyon-twin View Post

Prior to going with a full water loop I wanted to ensure I had my system up and running as well. The H-100 is an excellent closed loop WC solution. For the RAM, 8GB should be good unless you're doing something media heavy (i.e. workstation), I've got 16GB but I'm also heavy into Photoshop as well. The graphics card you have looks good. I think you've got a good thing going here.

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Originally Posted by KonaJoe View Post

My current build is very similar, and I'm very happy with it.

Thanks, guys. I have decided to put off overclocking for now. Too many other irons in the proverbial fire. Really, 3.7 GHz is pretty fast, as is. Nothing yet I have run has held me up. When Piledriver comes out, if it is AM3+, I might give it a whirl if it has good reviews.

This reminds me about a question I had. I went with the Phenom II 980BE because BD didn't have the ravest of reviews, and many said that this processor was better overall than what BD has to currently offer. I really have no use for 8 cores, but the FX4170 does have a higher GHz speed. Does anyone thing the FX4170 is better than the Phenom II 980BE? Thubans are too hard to come by.

only if your overclocking. at the same clock your proc whips the snot out of the 4100. but the 4100 has an extra 800mhz before the wall if you got some good cooling. oh wait, you do. if you want to overclock it and overclock it to the wall, the 4100 will be faster, if more power hungry. however, you can not think of bulldozer in cores. an fx-4100 is not a quad core cpu, its a two module cpu. its like ht done right.however, its missing a fpu per exaection unit. this means that during stuff like encoding the 4100 will be just like a quad core- but in stuff like gaming and folding it performs closer to a dual core. if you were going to go bulldozer, which your not since you already bought, i would say get a 6100 atleast to have 3fpus
post #27 of 27
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Thanks, JRL. That was my original impression when doing my research in choosing a processor. So, with how you enlightened me with cores vs. modules, do you or anyone else think I might stand to gain by getting an FX8150? I would presume this is "four modules." Or should I just hang with the 980BE? Replacing the processor is not a big deal for me if it will net significant gains.
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